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Ms. Trena Keating

Union Literary

30 Vandam Street, Suite 5A

New York, NY 10013



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Website: unionliterary.com

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from robinkmoore
Oct 06, 2021 10:18 pm


Represents authors with bold voices, clever stories, and cutting-edge ideas, including novelists, journalists, and experts writing for a popular audience such as professors, doctors, and scientists. She hopes to find a literary novel set in an exotic place or time, a distinctly modern novel with a female protagonist, literary suspense, a memoir that addresses larger issues, nonfiction based on primary research or a unique niche, a great essayist, and any voicy writer who is a great storyteller or makes her laugh. (Trena is not taking on any genre thrillers, crime novels, mysteries, or romance novels at this time.)
from OPKiwi
Oct 04, 2021 5:24 pm


CNR 94 days
No response to nudge
from banaesma
Jan 17, 2021 2:47 am


EQ: 18 December, 2020
CNR: 17 January, 2021

Adult 83k LitFic
from KristenH
Jul 04, 2020 4:23 pm


EQ 1/17/20 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction-adult thriller)
CNR 2/18/20 (No nudges)
from jeeje2u
Feb 03, 2020 11:34 am


EQ12/3/19
CNR 2/3/20
100k memoir
from RayJohnsonJr
Dec 17, 2019 6:25 pm


12/17 Submitted 95k general fiction
from KristenH
Jul 07, 2019 2:31 pm


EQ 3/20/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 5/6/19 (Passed via nudge--responds if interested)

EQ 5/1/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 7/1/19 (No nudges)
from Pyrrhonist
Apr 06, 2019 1:24 pm


Genres should be updated. She takes a lot more nonfiction than just memoirs and pop culture.

"Trena Keating represents a range of talented authors with strong voices and creative and cutting-edge ideas, including novelists, journalists, celebrities, and experts writing for a popular audience such as professors, doctors, scientists, and entrepreneurs. "
from KristenH
Dec 15, 2018 10:44 am


EQ 10/22/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 12/10/18 (Passed-only responds if interested)
from LightofBeauty
Jul 26, 2018 10:45 am


EQ: 7/3
Nudge, 7/25
7/26 ER

Gave compliments to my writing, but my book isn't right for her list. She seems nice!
from Christi12
Jun 26, 2018 3:10 pm


EQ: 3/21
CNR: 6/26

86k literary with a speculative twist

I'll query someone else at the same agency, but wait a couple weeks.
from Zooks3
Jun 15, 2018 12:38 pm


4/4/18: EQ re: JM - Contemporary
6/15/18: CNR
from AAuthor
Mar 19, 2018 12:03 pm


3/19/18 Tina Pohlman joined as agent (formerly publisher at Open Road.)
from Catsamoa79
Mar 19, 2018 10:46 am


EQ: 1/6/18
CNR: 3/19/18
from Junebug
Aug 23, 2017 2:13 pm


EQ: 08/23/17


74K Adult Upmarket Coml Fiction, Suspense

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